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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Frances Fawkes
  Great as a lord.  1
  Bright … as all the flowers of May.  2
  Bright as Phœbus.  3
  Burst into sound, like thunder with a shower.  4
  As Cynthia fair.  5
  Fair… as all the flowers of May.  6
  Fresh as early day.  7
  Glow like twin roses in the verdant bush.  8
  Mild as the gentlest season of the year.  9
  Parch’d like the fallow destitute of corn.  10
  Piercing … as the air.  11
  Rich as the merchant ships that crowd the strand.  12
  Secret as thought.  13
  Silent as evening.  14
Slow as at Oxford, on some gaudy day,
Fat beadles, in magnificent array,
With big bellies bear the ponderous treat
And heavily lag on, with the vast loady meat.
  Slow as old Saturn through prodigious space.  16
  Smooth as fungus, daughter of the rain.  17
  Smooth as the surface of well polish’d brass.  18
  As the lion strong.  19
  Unconfined as air.  20

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